Which leads us to season five. Some people have criticised it for being too slow, but then, following the success of season four was never going to be easy. Foreshadowing was my only issue with this season, there was far too much of it. Season five was at times too predictable, telegraphing every twist with a lingering stare. Having said that, at times it was a thing of beauty too. Unnecessarily brutal, some might say. Not really. What show have you been watching all this time? Whether you're rooting for House Stark, Lannister, Baratheon or Targaryen, not to mention Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn, Tyrell and Martell, Winter has arrived. Which means, chances are, your favourite character won't make it. Here's our pick of Season Five's Greatest Hits. Massive spoiler alert.
12/ Tyene poisons Bronn
11/ Mance goes up in smoke
10/ Tyrion & Jorah vs. The Stone Men
9/ Arya kills Ser Meryn
8/ Sam gets jiggy wit it
7/ Ser Barristan slaughtered - book fans lose it
6/ Cersei's Walk of Atonement
5/ Stannis sacrifices Shireen - book fans lose it
4/ Sansa is raped by Ramsay - book fans lose it
3/ John Snow is left out in the cold
2/ Drogon breathes a fire of relief
1/ And the dead will rise...
View Season Four's Greatest Hits here